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Record 18585

Reading Experience:

'Now I only want to say that "An Imagined World " charmed my eyes with a charm of its own-distinc[t]ly.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 4 Jan 1895 and 8 Jan 1895
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 17 Gillingham St SW
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Garnett
Title: An Imagined World
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Dent 1894
Provenance: unknown
see additional comments


Source Information:

Record ID: 18585  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 198
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett, 8 January 1895.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897 (Cambridge, 1983), 1, p. 198,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

In an earlier letter (4 January 1895) Conrad comments to Garnett that 'your book is not there yet. You prod my curiosity' It is therefore not clear whether Conrad had ordered it from a library/ bookshop,or whether Garnett had sent him a copy.



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